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If you have outdoor furniture, signs of wear and tear will appear over time. Many factors cause outdoor furniture to fade and wear, some of those being: daily use, adverse weather conditions, and scruffs and scratches. Regardless of how often you clean them or how careful you are, as the years passthe signs of use will show. So have some fun with your furniture and give it a facelift instead of replacing it. These simple tips will help you bring new life toyour outdoor furniture. A New Coat of Paint A new coat of paint allows you to bring back…

There are a variety of uses for chlorine bleach in your home. Chlorine bleach can be used to eliminate mildew and mold that may be growing on various surfaces; it is also used in disinfecting and cleaning many items. Chlorine bleach may be very handy to use around the home but it is also important to note that it can be a hazard, so it’s wise to use the bleach cautiously, especially in a home that has pets or children. The Maids usehousekeeping products that work as well as—or even better than—bleach but are friendly to the environment to give…

If you are a housekeeper, you know just how busy you can be. There is no shadow of doubt about the amount of work you put in. However, there are certain things you can do to make it more efficient and reduce the amount of time that you require to remove all the clutter. Here is a sneak peek of some of these ways: First, you need to have a better organization. The truth is that better organization is crucial towards efficient cleaning: When you sort through your stuff, you will no longer inquire where they should go. You won’t…

For several years, many people have been using commercially made products for house cleaning different surfaces at home including the carpet, windows, furniture, and dishes, among several other things. Recently, there is an increasing trend where many families are turning to homemade cleansers, many of which have been used for decades. These products are eco-friendly compared to the ready-made ones on the market. Environmentally Friendly Most people assume that the commercially made cleaning products labeled “eco-friendly” or “natural” have no impact on the environment, but the small print on the labels often tells a different story. The safe, plant-based ingredients…

A home is a home, filled with your things—and the clutter that comes with them. However much you try, it is rather difficult keeping your home in tip-top condition all the time. You will find your cabinets filling up, drawers getting loaded, and closets carrying too many things. The best way to overcome all this clutter is to think of innovative ideas for your shelves. Use your creativity to make more space so that all your housekeeping efforts keep your home looking great. The first thing to do is reorganize all your shelves so that they give you more space…

Detail cleaning is an important household activity that should be carried out at least once or twice per month depending on your schedule. For those that have a busy life, The Maids of Worcester in Marlborough, MA can do it for you at affordable rates. Nevertheless, one of the biggest ways to save besides using housekeepers is to make your own cleaning agents. Unknown to most people is that they can save hundreds of dollars a year by preparing their own cleaners using affordable ingredients. Here are some ideas to guide you in saving money on cleaning supplies today. Liquid…

Grocery stores and supermarkets are a crafty lot. Every year, they come up with new sales tricks that are designed specifically to make you spend more. But what they do not know is that you too, are pretty wise. Let’s discover some of their most common traps. 1. SPECIALS The trap is that too many sales tend to encourage more spending. They fire up your emotions and cloud your reasoning skills. The first thing that we think is bargain without even considering the value. What to do: The solution is to look at the real value of the item. If…

Soda stains – also referred to as soft drink, cola, pop, or fizzy drink stains – can ruin any rug or carpet in your home. Stains can happen in any home and are an utter eyesore. Fortunately, there are ways to completely remove the dark spots left behind after a tragic soda accident cleaning products you probably already have in your home. The first step is to immediately blot the spill with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. It is important that you do not rub or scrub the area; doing so will distort the carpet fibers and cause…

Recent studies and research have shown that laundry detergent pods have resulted in hundreds of poisoning every year. Many parents choose to use these convenient pods because they are quick and easy to use; however, it is important to remember that they are full of concentrated, poisonous chemicals and can be fatal if ingested. Whenever you are cleaning your home, it is always recommended that you use safe, eco-friendly products when available to ensure your family’s safety. Parents, especially those with young children, are being warned about the dangers of using detergent pods and the importance of keeping them away…

Maintaining a clean home is not an easy task, but it is an important one. Spending time with your family and friends in your own home can seem like a burden when you’re overwhelmed by dirt and clutter. You may even cause guests to stop coming over if your house is too dirty or disorganized. A common mistake many homeowners make when cleaning their homes is choosing harmful cleaning products without knowing the risks. Most cleaning products fall into two categories—expansive or toxic. These products will clean almost anything but they jeopardize the health of your family. Families with small…

A clean house is something many homeowners value greatly. Having company over is a much more pleasant experience when your home is free of dirt and clutter. Unfortunately, many Americans spend so much time working, running errands, and tending to their families that it can be difficult to find the time to clean. Hiring a maid service can relieve a huge amount of stress and will ensure that your home is always ready for those unexpected visits from family and friends. Having a clean home is about more than impressing your guests; there is no better feeling than waking up…

Do you have squeaky doors that are destroying the peace in your home? This problem can easily be solved with lubrication. You don’t have to call an expert to lubricate your doors for you. This is something that you can easily do yourself. Remember, squeaking is caused by friction. By lubricating the doors, you are simply reducing the friction in the hinges when the doors open or close. Here are some simple, easy to follow steps to properly lubricate your doors: Purchase a suitable lubricant Find a suitable lubricant that you can use to lubricate your door hinges. WD-40 is…

Unnecessary spending on home energy bills occurs when proper weatherization is not done. Fortunately, there are many weatherization products that have been specifically designed to help you conserve energy, thereby saving money. When you use these products in your home, you can drastically reduce energy wastes. Below are some weatherization products that you should consider installing in your home: Double Paned Windows Double paned windows will help to reduce the amount of energy lostthrough your windows. These will help keep the cool air in during the summer months and the warm air in during the winter months. Blinds Blinds are…

Those holes in drywall can be an easy do-it-yourself fix if you like doing these types of projects. You can make your wall look as good as new with a few simple steps: Use mesh tape to cover the holes Use mesh tape that is slightly larger than the hole to cover it. Cut a piece of mesh tape that is about one and a half inch larger than the hole that you intend to place it on. Place the mesh tape over the hole and try to flatten it out as much as possible. Use a spackle compound to…

Sometimes, parents are forced to change their daily schedule to keep children occupied. Despite the fact that some kids can keep themselves engaged, there is still a need to ensure that they always have something to do. Here are some fun things to keep kids occupied. Use Exciting Games Advancement in technology has led to development of computer games that are not only exciting, but also challenging and effective in building a child’s mental capabilities. All you have to do is purchase or download the games for your computer and purchase the required accessories such as video game pads. Card…

Concrete floors have been a popular choice for many homeowners due to their stain resistant properties and durability. With proper maintenance, concrete floors can last for a lifetime. To maintain the lifespan of your concrete floors, here are some cleaning steps that you should always follow: Step 1: Sweep the floor Thoroughly sweep the floor using a soft bristle broom to remove the loose debris. This includes things such as dust, mud, paper and other particles that are solid in nature. Step 2: Rub your dust mop few times over the floor Not all dust particles will be removed through…

You will agree with me that the kitchen is the busiest room in any homestead. This is because it’s the only room where foodstuffs are stored, where cooking takes place, and is constantly, compared to any other room, because of cooking. Not to forget that when cooking, the food sometimes spills over the pan to the kitchen’s floor and the dirty water for washing utensils usually ends up there as well. This makes the floor very slippery and full of dirt. Unfortunately, there is no visitor who will eat your food after seeing that the kitchen is dirty however delicious…

Aside from fun, great food, the very fabulous gifts and the perfect excuse it presents to get together with family or friends; hosting a holiday party helps with your housekeeping demands. The need to keep the house well adorned to impress may demand that you put on your housekeeper hat and spruce up several sections of the home. The Maids of Worchester in Marlborough, MA can help with housekeeping duties if you need more time for other things. You may have to clean the whole house and probably rearrange your living area as well as: Decorate Deck the halls Keep…

Every time winter sets in and the snow comes, many feel trapped inside. And while this is understandable, isn't it maybe the best time to bundle up and go explore the outdoors? There are a lot of things you can do especially with children during snow and the beauty of it is that almost all these are fun activities and they help keep your indoors tidy. Consider: Ice cubes scavenger hunt Catching snowflakes Light a snow angel Playing winter wildlife detective Investigation the physical qualities of snow Playing Ice Cubes Scavenger Hunt Freeze ice cubes of your favorite colors and…

Most people will delight their kids with great gifts during Christmas and other holidays but often, people tend to forget to treat your housekeeper with a gift. Everyone appreciates a gift of gratitude! The following are some incredible gift ideas for housekeepers. A Beauty Kit Why not purchase a beauty kit for your housekeeper? Give her a feeling that’s it’s her own spa day. You’ll make her feel glamorous and feminine with a beauty kit. Spa Gift Certificates All housekeepers would love a time to relax and have fun. You can imagine the kind of messes they’ve been cleaning, the…

Take most of what you think about your bathroom (if you do actually think about it) and toss it out. Think about the kind of place you want it to be. It should be a calm place away from chaos so that when you sink into your bathtub at the end of a long day, there’s nothing but relaxation. With that as the function in mind, there are some great decorating choices that can be made to support that. For some amazing ideas, check out designer's blogs, like the one that presented this beautiful bathroom. Colors & Fabrics If you…

Do you have a habit of losing keys or other small things you carry with you every day? You aren’t alone, many people misplace keys, sunglasses, wallets, pens, chapstick only to find them the next time they’re house cleaning…the question is, how do you prevent it? There’s a simple habit you can adopt that will keep you from losing these items—if you stick to it, you’ll never lose your keys again (at least, not in your house!). A Place of Your Own The first part means hunting down a place for your things that is all your own. It should…

What is your bedroom to you? Is an oasis from the chaos; a place to relax? Is it where you watch TV, talk on the phone, read books? When you decorate by function, you first have to decide what that function is! Whatever the function is, get in the habit of making your bed every day now, before you re-decorate. Making the bed takes just a few minutes, but it’s a housekeeping task that will make your room look better every day. Colors If your bedroom is where you go to unwind, you’re going to want to stick with colors…

There are a lot of daily, weekly, and monthly house cleaning tasks you have to stay on top of, and in the midst of work, school, kids’ activities, family, and friends, those things can get a little lost in the shuffle. The best way to ensure all your house cleaning gets done is to create a schedule. If you have cleaning services, make sure you note down when they come and what they do so you can adjust your schedule accordingly. The Monthly Schedule There are things you only do in your home once or twice a month, and it’s…

There are hundreds of thousands of ideas for room design online, and narrowing them down can be overwhelming. One way to decorate is to find a theme and build your organization and design around it, whether it be a color, pattern, or particular style you’re trying to achieve. One of those themes involves decorating your rooms based on their function. The perk to doing this includes ample opportunities for organization, making your house cleaning easier. When you decorate a room by function, there’s no reason to hide your organizational tricks, so break out the decorative baskets and bins!  This will…

You might love visiting with family and friends, but when they’re staying in your home for week or two, things can get a little stressful. As if there weren’t enough things going on this time of year, keeping guests happy can feel like a monumental chore. There’s a secret to enjoying your guests, though; and it starts with planning. Preparing for Your Guests If you still have time to prepare before your guests arrive, take this time to do two things: clean and plan. House cleaning is going to be important before they ever arrive. More people in the house…

Houses have a tendency to pick up odors and share them with all who enter, don’t they? While sharing is certainly a good lesson for kids, it’s not necessarily what you want happening to odors, especially if you have frequent visitors. If your house is determined to spread smell around to everyone, though; you can use that to your advantage, and make your home smell not just okay, but wonderful. Clean Air First It’s tempting to grab a spray or a candle the smells good and go crazy, but covering up unpleasant odors will not give you the magnificent smelling…

Your homes appeal on the inside is great because you hired a maid service so you could have time for other things. One task that should be on your list is improving your outdoor areas. The biggest impact would be the furniture. Nevertheless, you don’t need to buy new furniture to get new furniture. All you need to do is refresh the look of your existing couches, chairs, tables, and/or benches. Yes…that can be done and you will be surprised with the results. Here’s what you do. Clean the Surfaces The first step to obtaining your new furniture involves preparation.…

The 5-mile Walk will take place at Boston’s DCR Hatch Shell along the beautiful Charles River Esplanade on Sunday, October 5th! We are also excited to announce a special contest connected to the Making Strides of Boston walk. Walk Participants who register online at www.makingstrideswalk.org/bostonma and raise $300 by October 1st will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Grand Prize of free house cleaning for a year!*   To start a walk team, please visit: www.makingstrideswalk.org/bostonma. To make a donation to The Maids walk team please visit:http://main.acsevents.org/goto/themaidsnewengland Thank you! *For contest rules please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Household chores are usually something you have to fight your kids to do.  However, having your children assist in household chores is an important part of growing up. It teaches responsibility and will make it where they can take care of themselves when they become adults.The real question is: how do you get your kids to help? Below are a few ways to encourage your kids to help out more: Chart Keeping and Rewards Charts are a fun option that shows your kids exactly what chores you want them to complete each day. By incorporating a fun design, fun stickers…

Despite your best house cleaning efforts, every hard floor in your home is very susceptible to shoe marks, which are usually left when people walk on your floors while wearing shoes with hard rubber bottoms such hard-soled shoes, heels etc. Since it is not possible to restrict everyone from walking on your floor in shoes at all times, you have no choice but learn how you can deal with the marks left behind. Fortunately, there are simple methods you can use to get rid of these unwanted marks. Here is what you should do: 1. Find the exact location of…

Dusting is very important if you want your home to be safe from illness. The dust found in most people's homes are made up of pet dander, human skin cells, lint particles and dirt. What's even worse is that dust mites feed off of all of this when it is left sitting around your home. Dust is not only unsightly, but unsanitary as well. How to Dust Like a Professional The main difference between regular dusters and professional dusters is that the pros do not simply push the dust around. Instead the pros actually trap the dust and eliminate it.…

Allergies and illnesses can create constant tiredness, fatigue, and irritated eyes. However, many illnesses are a result of bad air quality in your home. Cleaning your home regularly can promote a better environment, but cannot exactly clean your air. The air you breathe right now can be filled with bacteria that all contribute to your allergies. This in turn will lead to constant allergies and the symptoms of these health conditions that you will have a tough time dealing with. While The Maids of Worchester, in Marlborough, Massachusetts can help you with the housekeeping, you could still use an air…

You might wonder if your neighbor spends less money on groceries and how you can do the same. Shopping is as necessary to your home as house cleaning, but if losing money at the grocery store frustrates you, careful ideas and wise decisions can bring your costs down. Important Ways to Save Money First, calculate the money that you are spending on groceries if you want to reduce the cost. If you know how much you’re spending, it will be easier to control the expenses on coming months. Avoid unnecessary expenses on impulse purchases to bring your cost down. Take…

It might seem like you never have enough time to accomplish the many daily tasks that you want to do. From cooking to housekeeping to family time, it’s so hard to find enough time for everything or everyone. If you don’t make a conscious effort to balance your time, you’ll tend to spend too much energy in one or two aspects of your life, forgetting other important things. There are several things that you can do to ensure that you have time for everything every day. Here are a few tips to balance your time effectively: Be Organized Every time…

Instead of using toxic chemical products in your home, you can make your own cleaning agents using some safe household ingredients. However, never mix bleach and ammonia, as they can create a deadly gas. It is important to ensure that the ingredients you are planning to use are appropriate for the surface you want to clean. White distilled vinegar and many other basic cleansers are safe for cleaning most surfaces, and can be mixed to make great cleaning products. Below are a couple of recipes for basic cleaners and their uses: Window Cleaner How to Make You will need a…

Preserving confidential papers is something that every household needs to know to do because nobody wants any of these papers wet, lost, burnt, or damaged: birth certificates registration papers credit reports membership cards collectible concert tickets home business papers photos and other valuable papers Organization is key to keep your papers from getting lost, and an important part of housekeeping. The following are other ways to protect your valuable papers. Lamination You can laminate papers of different sizes using special products that come in different models to heat-seal lamination material over the paper for protection and preservation. Currently, you are…

There are many industries that are doing an awesome job of manufacturing safe-keeping bins. These bins are a great part of daily life as they are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes for organization and house cleaning. These storage bins are used not only in homes, but in schools and warehouses as well. You can easily get the bins according to your need from any shop near your property. Here are the top 10 uses for household storage bins: 1. A detailed storage system: A number of people use storage platforms with storage bins in an integrated…

Allergies and other respiratory issues make it hard for some people to use chemical cleaning products. At the same time, there are plenty cleaning items sold these days claim to be eco-friendly and free of harsh chemicals, when that isn’t always the case.  The following are some cleaning solutions which you can make right in your kitchen using other common household products: Wax for Floors 2 Tbsp. of olive oil warm water white vinegar This wax will serve as an effective alternative for those who are bothered by the strong chemical smell of many common floor cleaners. Furniture Polishing 1/4…

As long as the price stickers are where they belong – on the labeled products in your convenience store or other shopping malls, then they remain functional and useful. However, most stickers don’t stick there for long; they get to come off once they have been paid for after their brief shelf life. And heaven only knows where these stickers end up; they can easily become a nuisance on every surface in and around the home.The following are some of the ways to clean those stickers from various surfaces at home: Glass Surfaces Avoid scratching the glass to remove the…

Want to add real, rich aroma to your home while adding something decorative? It’s no problem with this easy, quick do-it-yourself project! In fact, this project is so simple, you won’t have any problem making it work for you. What is your favorite DIY decorative project? Making a Cinnamon Candle This is non-crafter proof—even if you aren’t good at being crafty, you will look like you are when your friends see this craft: Wrap a rubber band around a medium to wide unscented candle. Tuck real cinnamon sticks inside the rubber band, lining them up with the sides of the…

House cleaning can be difficult to fit into a busy schedule. Even regular maintenance is difficult when your time is stretched to the limit! How can you get the cleaning done without becoming overwhelmed? Cleaning services help tremendously by periodically getting the house back to a point where all it needs is maintenance. Once you’re at that point, setting up a cleaning rotation for yourself can make keeping it straight a lot easier. Here’s the plan: Step #1: Write down everything that needs to be done. Include every detail—vacuuming, sweeping, tidying—and write down which rooms you need to clean. The…

Sure, you clean your house or hire maid services because you want and need to have a clean house—but why do you want a clean house? One homemaker recently took a close look at the reasons she cleans her house. Take a look at her reasons; what are the reasons you clean? 1. It looks nice. It’s great to walk into a clean house if only because it looks nice. When you see your house the way you want to see it: clean, neat, and welcoming, it’s comforting and pleasant to experience. Clutter has been shown to raise stress levels,…

Want to give your house a completely new look, but stuck on how or where to start? TV home makeover shows might make you wish you could just borrow a decorator for the day! While there isn’t a decorator here to give you, there are a few hints straight from decorators that might give you the inspiration to get started: Create a Theme. When you have a theme in mind, you can more easily distinguish about what will fit in your space and what won’t. It will also give you a focus and a vision to work toward. Use Things…

One of the biggest problems with house cleaning is just finding the motivation to do it. For most, cleaning is not a preferred activity, so getting started (and continuing) can be an arduous battle with the inner couch potato. If you want to clean but you just don’t have the motivation, see if these tricks help you out: 1. Prioritize. A lot of times, lack of motivation stems from a feeling of being overwhelmed. When you don’t know where to start or don’t think you can make the kind of progress you’d like to make, it can be hard to…

Do you like fine fabrics but hate dry cleaning bills? One reader at The Dollar Stretcher explained that she loves to buy “dry clean only” clothes at discounts, but hates paying for the dry cleaning. Readers responded with several tips for alternatives, some you have probably thought of and some you may not have! While this will be separate from your normal house cleaning and laundry, if these tricks work, you will be able to clean all of your clothes at home! 1. Dry cleaning dryer kits—and make your own! You can buy kits at most grocery stores that turn…

You’ve probably thought about how the amount of light and noise in your room affect your sleep, but have you ever thought about the room color being a factor? Light, sound, clutter, and allergens are all known sleep robbers, but all of them are easily handled: blackout curtains or a night light, earmuffs or calming sounds, and cleaning services can take care of those factors pretty easily. However, a recent study seems to indicate that color can also affect how well you sleep. What color are the walls in your room? Would you be surprised to discover you might sleep…

It's easy to forget that your furniture needs to be cleaned just as regularly as other things in your house because it's often harder to see dirt accumulating. However, if you reach the point where you can see the dust, you've probably waited a little too long! Tidy Mom has some good ideas for taking on your furniture quickly and easily—the next time you have a seat on your favorite couch, you'll be glad you cleaned it! Step #1:Remove the pillows and cushions. You can vacuum the pillows and throw them into a hot dryer with a couple of tennis…

Sometimes, your schedule resembles a football playbook: lines and letters and numbers everywhere, and you don't even remember what half of them mean! When your schedule is that busy, keeping the house clean can be a serious chore. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to make it possible to keep your house clean in just a few minutes a day! Get Clean. Maintenance starts with a really thorough clean. Call in maid services or take a free weekend to clean. Make sure you get organized, as well; giving every item in your house its own home.  When…

Spring is the perfect time for fresh flowers in your house: as you finish up spring house cleaning and the weather warms up, flowers bring a freshness and vibrancy to any home. Of course, arranging them yourself can be tricky, especially if you want them to look professional. Two popular flowers at any time of year are roses and tulips, so here are some tips for making them look especially beautiful: Roses The key to roses is to cluster them. When you can make a small, tight arrangement, you'll find it to be extremely neat and definitely like a florist…

Ah, the bathroom—it's one of the least favorite places to clean for most homeowners. Maid services is your best bet if you're trying to avoid the bathroom, but if you want to keep it guest-level clean every day, the key is creating a system and new habits. As with most things, the key to keeping the bathroom clean is to clean as you go. When you maintenance every day, the clean sticks around longer! Shower Create a plan for your shower: think about your day, how many people take baths or showers, and the best time to get in there.…

There are always some housekeeping chores you just don't enjoy doing, but these are different for every person. Whatever your least favorite task is, there are ways to keep it from dragging you down and keeping you from getting cleaning finished. Tap into these ideas, and watch your house get cleaner, faster! Team Up: Whether it's your spouse, children, roommate, or best friend, get someone else involved in cleaning. There are two great reasons for this:  Having someone to talk to makes it more enjoyable. Teaming up to clean is faster. You can split up tasks depending on what you…

It's only halfway through the day, and already you've got a headache. Maybe your shoulders and neck ache, as well, and you find yourself feeling exhausted—these are all signs of stress. Not only does stress make you more uncomfortable, more and more it's also a contributing factor in both heart disease and being overweight—Yikes! It's important to take some time to address your stress, it's for you happiness and for your health. Preventing some stress and learning how to cope with the rest will make you feel more in control, and that's a good feeling! Don't Try to Do It…

Vinegar, lemon, and baking soda get a lot of attention for being all-natural, safe, and extremely effective disinfectants. Almost anything in your house that needs cleaning can be handled with one of these three items! There's one more thing that's amazing at disinfecting, and you may or may not have thought of it. Next time you're doing your house cleaning, you'll want to keep this one in mind! It's Bright, Hot, and a Star No, really: it's the sun! If you've ever hung your clothes out to dry on clothesline, you know that when you bring your laundry in, it…

Spring is on its way, and everyone's going to feel like getting things a little cleaner, more organized, and under control. Do you have plans to do some Spring cleaning? If you're not sure where to start, keep this in mind: Spring house cleaning is a great time to tackle things you don't normally clean. Having a list of things you want to accomplish will help, and here are some tips for areas you might want to work on while you're going. Remember, as well; that you can get standard or additional housekeeping services—a great advantage during Spring cleaning! Clear…

  How does your front porch look right now? Is it an oasis from the rest of the world, a welcoming place to chat with friends and family? If it's just a plain space, there are great ways to turn it into something completely new! Not sure where to start? A few important pieces can make all the difference: Water-Resistant Curtains You might have to look around a little, but if you can find outdoor curtains that are made to be weather resistant, they will add an amazing element to your porch. Talk about cozy! Closing off part of the…

  How does your front porch look right now? Is it an oasis from the rest of the world, a welcoming place to chat with friends and family? If it's just a plain space, there are great ways to turn it into something completely new! Not sure where to start? A few important pieces can make all the difference: Water-Resistant Curtains You might have to look around a little, but if you can find outdoor curtains that are made to be weather resistant, they will add an amazing element to your porch. Talk about cozy! Closing off part of the…

Even if you use cleaning services, you still have to wash the dishes throughout the week. It might be time consuming, but it's not too bad, and if you have a dishwasher, it's especially easy. Wouldn't it be nice if you could put other things in the dishwasher to get clean, too? Good news: you can! Okay, you can't throw everything in there, but you can use the dishwasher to clean and disinfect quite a few things around your house. Here are our five favorites: 1. Light Fixtures. The glass globes and sconces on your light fixtures have a tendency…

Cleaning services just left your home, and you finished your decorating last week. The house looks fantastic! You walk through each room and then into your office and—wow, where did all those cords come from? On top of your desk, underneath it, beside the table where your kids plug in their phones: they're everywhere! A cluster of cords never looks good. Even in the best circumstances, it still looks messy and cluttered. How can you get those cords under control? Here are some great tips: Tip #1: Label your cords. Once you've untangled the crazy mess of cords, how are…

You've probably seen the stars on television with big houses and closets full of clothes that take up an entire room, but they don't have to be the only ones with incredible closets! Inspired by this picture collection of amazing closets, here are a few things you can do to make your closet a little more Hollywood: Organization The biggest part of a great closet is the organization. A clean closet starts out with good organization and is regularly kept looking neat with regular housekeeping. Getting and staying organized in your closet might take a little bit of work, but…

There are things you clean every week as part of your normal housekeeping routine, then there are things you hardly ever clean at all. Dirt and germs can collect in these places, so go ahead and knock them out!  Here are five spots you might not have thought to clean inspired by “Surprisingly Germy Places," including the rug in the picture on the right.  1. Underneath your rug. When was the last time you lifted an area rug and not only cleaned the floor below it, but cleaned the bottom of the rug itself? Dirt, dust, and germs can get…

Your clothes dryer is an almost daily necessity. You used it all the time, but do you ever really take the time to clean it out? This is more than just pulling lint out of the lint catcher – though, some people don’t do that nearly as often as they should! Here are a few steps to making your dryer spic and span, and why they’re important. 1. UNPLUG. Do not leave your dryer plugged in, no matter how small the task. 2. Remove the vent hose and clean the inside. This is important because not all of the lint…

The market is flooded with a variety of cleaning products most of which claim to have magical sanitizing effects. These come in the form of concentrates, sprays or wipes. The wide array can be quite confusing but you can narrow down your choice by picking only the best. The best cleaning products should do effective cleaning, kill germs and not expose you to bodily harm when cleaning. Good cleaning products don’t have to be expensive and choosing multi-purpose cleaners will save you from buying different products to clean your kitchen, dishes, bathrooms, toilet, floors, carpets and any other surface that…

Garbage disposal is a very important task to every home or any organization. Improper garbage disposal is risky to the health of the residents. One of the wastes that requires proper disposal are the egg shells. Can you put egg shells in the garbage disposal? First egg shells are too brittle to handle and therefore breaks very easily when disposed. They do not harm anything but only contribute to the clogging pipes. There has been incidence of blockage of the drainage pipes caused by the poor disposal of egg shells. Probably this may be due to putting of too much…

The task of cleaning a stove either at home or work has never been easy. This is especially the case if you are about to do it for the first time. One of the major questions that almost everyone asks has to do with the items and products needed to clean a stove. So, what should be used to clean the stove? There are a number of products that can be used to clean your stove depending on the parts that are being cleaned.  For stove top use Ammonia For you to easily clean any removable part of the stove,…

Is finding what you want to wear in the morning really slowing you down? Do you find yourself sorting through an unruly jumble of clothing each morning trying to piece together an outfit, with the result that your closet ends up messier and messier each day? Don't worry: organizing the closet is really simple, and will revolutionize your morning routine! Organizing the closet is a great time to sort out what garments you want to keep, and what you want to bag up and send to the charity store. So start by emptying your closet and sorting out your clothing!…

We don’t normally toot our own horn, but this time we wanted to share how excited and honored we are to celebrate an important milestone for the company. We are humbled to announce that we have just celebrated 100 days with no customer quits due to quality or damage issues. The entire team went out for dinner that night and celebrated this great achievement. Our hard-working employees deserved this praise, and we would not be where we are now without their dedication. And thanks to our customers that have been loyal to us throughout this period.  

Many people have allergies these days, so it is important to use cleaning products that do not contain harsh chemicals.  There are many items on the market that are considered "eco-friendly," but are twice as expensive.  If the cleaning solutions are so natural, why not make them from home?  Here are six products that you can concoct in your kitchen for your housekeeping duties that work just like the real thing: Homemade Bleach 1/2 cup Baking Soda, 1 tsp. Dish Soap, 1/2 tsp. Peroxide. This is a good solution for scrubbing bathrooms and tile. Microwave Cleaner Put a bunch of lemons in…

Curtain shopping can be confusing due to descriptions and not understanding the differences or similarities. One may say 100% cotton while another says made from cotton materials. Then another can say it is a cotton fabric curtain. All three could actually be the same. All can truly be 100% cotton. It can be made from cotton materials. It can be made from cotton fabric. Fabrics are an end result of spun and weaved materials. It can include just about any materials.  Shopping for curtains often leads to confusion since some of the fabrics can be labeled based on material or…

You know the importance of house cleaning and maintaining a healthy home. With that in mind, you dedicate every bit of time you have to keep the house clean and sanitized. Nevertheless, you have many other activities and obligations to tend to. Because of that, you squeeze in house cleaning whenever possible. Cleaning is a never-ending job and it takes a lot of motivation to keep it going. Maid services provide you the time you need to get your head under control, regain your energy, relieve those overwhelmed feelings, and even reduce your stress level. When you have no time…

Happy Halloween from The Maids Worcester! How cute is this Ninja Turtle? Meet Eduardo, son of our wonderful associate Andrea. As you have noticed he is a Ninja Turtles fan. 

Trim, also known by the terms moulding and molding, add life to any room in your home. In fact, it enhances your housekeeping efforts. You may wonder how, right? To put it another way, your home looks great with all the maintenance you do, but the scratched up, damaged floor in your kitchen takes away from visual appeal. Trim can do the same. If your trim is damaged, broken, missing, scuffed, scratched, warped, or even faded, it is time for an upgrade. When shopping for new trim, you will various sizes with every type, like base moulding, window and door…

Your dedication to a healthy home is reflected by the cleanliness you do with housekeeping efforts. Nevertheless, is that the only thing to consider in making your home healthy? The air in your home carries a lot of dust, contaminants, and allergens that go unseen. Sickness and allergic responses occur for many occupants or visitors. You cannot erase everything in the air, but can help take control of it.  As you stare into a sun ray glaring through a window in your home, you notice a path of dust hovering around within that ray. That does not look healthy or…

This evening, you decide to do some house cleaning, but some areas seem to be very difficult to clean because you just don't have enough light, right? That can be a real pain. Many times it is because you are trying to save money in energy bills. 60-watt light bulbs cost a lot of money to run, so the outcome is cutting back.  Today, you can find fluorescent lamps and L.E.D. bulbs that save energy and money on your electric bill.   Fluorescent bulbs use only 1/3 of what incandescent lights use, which save you money on the bill each and…

  If you have a valid driver's license, a passion for cleaning, and take pride in superior results, The Maids Worchester wants you! We are currently seeking licensed drivers who will be part of our professional cleaning team as a cleaning specialist.   We offer excellent hours and there is no work on the weekends!We provide all employees a free, daily healthy start breakfast to get your day started right! Watch the video here, which is featured on the Massachusetts RMV / DMV Department of Motor Vehicles website.   If interested, send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Towels, despite whatever type, get put to use on a regular basis. This leads to enduring significantly more launder cycles and more wear and tear, meaning far more odors that just don't seem to be released. Laundry soap commonly erases most odors and smells, but not always. Nevertheless, some like to stick around on and refuse to go away. Do you throw in the towel and get new bath towels? You already have a lot of housekeeping to do. A situation of this nature could certainly manifest into quite the embarrassing predicament.  You may have attempted to wash them more…

Aided by the never ending focus on the house cleaning you do, your personal property may presently look good. But why not begin to add some new enthusiasm with the yard quarters? There are lots of hassle-free, very affordable strategies you can use to increase the amount of life in your own patio location. These awesome changes are spending plan friendly and develop a reason to hang out even more in your own yard. Close friends and family members might be astounded with your enhanced setting and you never had to shell out a lot of cash. You might possibly…

Need to renew your bathroom? Sure, you not only keep it clean, you focus on detail cleaning to make it as good as possible. But that doesn't seem to liven it up, does it? Perhaps it is time for a bathroom renovation to bring that extra life into your bathroom. Color planning can be very important when carrying out your bathroom renovation. You want a spot that brightens the day and boosts the state of mind. This is your time to make it work, bringing that stimulating experience, along with thrilled end results.  When finding your coloring assortment, the sky…

 Do you remember the last time you pulled out a map for directions? For most of us, it’s probably been a while! With computers and GPS and smart phones with maps and GPS built in, there’s rarely a need for a map anymore. However, if looking at a map brings up a sense of nostalgia, you aren’t alone in that, either. Maps can even be beautiful pieces of art and décor if you know how to use them. Capture that nostalgia and old-world feel of maps with one of these ideas: Lampshade. What do you get when you combine a…

When clutter and dirt start to feel like they’re taking over, it’s not unusual to feel completely overwhelmed. Fighting through this feeling is necessary to get the task done, though; so how can you make it easier? First, hire a maid service to help you stay on top of the cleaning. You would be amazed what a few visits from qualified house cleaning professionals can do! Between visits, try these tips to help you stay ahead of the house cleaning curve: One Room at a Time. If getting overwhelmed keeps you from getting the cleaning done, as it does for…

Are you surrounded by soaps, shampoos, lotions, oils, shaving creams, aftershave, and make-up? It might be time to get rid of some of those things you’ve been holding onto. A little bit of house cleaning in the bathroom can go a long way! Not sure what you can part with? Start first by getting rid of anything you just don’t love. That alone might clean out over half of your bathroom items! Still have a few left to get rid of? Take a look at this to help you toss the last few and set up a system for keeping…

It was back in the late eighties that a study conducted by the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and NASA showed the effectiveness of houseplants in purifying air when they were put to use for purification of air in space facilities. A number of plants were found that were capable of filtering out the common volatile organic compounds from air. The good news is that these plants are also capable of cleaning the indoor air on Earth which typically bears more pollutants that the outdoor air. So how can you purify the air by means of houseplants? Let us discuss…

Pet stains can be a real menace on the carpet. But, with some little cleaning know how, and some elbow grease, your carpet can be restored back to its past glory free from pet stains. Here are three ways of cleaning the carpet: 1. Application of a paper towels- With the use of paper towels or wet towels and topping it with some weight puddles can be absorb with ease. This can be done by pouring some cold water on the towels and then placing them on the stain then placing something heavy on top. The wait makes it possible…

Is your pantry a mess? Do you struggle with not even knowing just what is inside? Do you have food that is going to waste because you don't even realize that you have it? Do you buy repeat groceries because everything tends to get lost once you place it in your pantry? If any or all of the above is true for you, keep reading. If you're having trouble with a messy pantry, it is time to begin organizing. The following simple steps will help you to get the job done right. First, organize by type. If you want to…

Tackling cleaning jobs are not always the most fun jobs. Okay, they're not fun at all unless you're someone that worships dirt and grime. Taking on such a task calls for a reliable person or a group of people. Thus, you need good cleaning agents to get the job done. Degreasers are the first of the cleaning agents that are needed. Why should you use a degreaser? Degreasers are a powerful cleaning agent that are used to cut grease, oil, dirt and any other grime. Degreasers can be used for many cleaning jobs. Some are listed below. 1) Cars -…

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